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the military will let women serve in front line combat units, including infantry, artillery, even potentially special forces. >> our nation was built on the premise of the citizen soldier. and our democracy, i believe it is the responsibility of every citizen to protect the nation. >> the policy came together after more than a year's effort by secretary panetta and joint chiefs chairman martin dempsey with the heads of each service signing off. the branches will have until may to submit plans for integrating women and they'll also be able to make the case that certain specialties should not be open to women, special forces, for instance. early reaction was mixed. one said men and women side by side in combat would be distracting, harmful, and awkward for unit cohesion. >> combat is a very hard game. i think people are being awfully cavalier about this restriction being lifted. combat is a life or death game. if we get this wrong, the loser dies. >> republican senator james inhofe sounded alarm bells saying congress may have to put the brakes on the deal, and family research groups weighed in.
men and women side by side in combat would be distracting, harmful, and awkward for unit cohesion. >> i think people are being awfully cavalier about this restriction being lifted. combat is a life or death game. if we get this wrong, the loser dies. >> republican senators sounded alarm bells saying congress may have to put the brakes on the de deal, and family research groups weighed in. one asking how much national security is our president willing to forego to promote this kind of progressive feminism. not every republican feels this way. buck mckeon said he welcomes the announcement, and people on both sides of the aisle said it's totally normal if you speak dutch, hebrew, polish, or f finnish. in addition, there's the inescapable fact that in modern war fare, the lines are blurry. meaning troops in noncom bat roles can end up in combat. >> when i got to baghdad, my first foray out of the operating base, i hopped into the humvee and i asked the driver who he was, where he was from? i said, who are you? she leaned down and said, i'm amanda. i said, okay. >> tammy duckworth lost
. >> the office of president of the united states. >> the office of president of the united states. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> preserve, protect and defend. >> preserve, protect and defend. >>> have the constitution of the united states. >> the constitution of the united states. >> so help you god. >> so help me god. >> there won't be a doover because the actual swearing in took place yesterday. also unlike last time, the first time ever to mention rights for, equal rights for gays and lesbians and a much bolder statement in many ways in mr. obama's governing philosophy from here on out. >> we, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths, that all of us are created equal, is the star that guides us still. just as it guided our forebearers through seneca falls and stone wall, a it guided all those men and women, sung and unsung who left footprints along this great mall to hear a preacher say that we cannot walk alone, to hear a king proclaim that our individual freedom is inextricably bound to the freedom of every s
of president of the united states. >> the office of president of the united states. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> preserve, protect and defend. >> the constitution of the united states. >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> a slight stumble there. >> the first speech to ever mention equal rights for gays and lesbians and mr. obama's governing philosophy from here on out. >> we the people declare today that the most evident of truths that all of us are created equal is the star that guides us still just as it guided our forebearers through seneca falls and selma and stonewall, just as it guided all those men and women sung and unsung who left footprints along this great mall to hear a preacher say that we cannot walk away, to hear a king proclaim that our individual freedom is inextricably bound to the freedom of every sole honor. >> a very big day for temperature, for washington, for the country, very exciting day if you're fascinated by the clash of political ideas. we'll be looking at the speech as politics and poetry,
will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states. >> the office of president of the united states. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> preserve, protect and defend. >> preserve, protect and defend. >> the constitution of the united states. >> the constitution of the united states. >> so help you god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> thank you mr. chief justice, thank you so much. >> chief justice roberts administering the oath. last time, the chief justice fumbled the words, this time he nailed it. president obama using a family bible today. tomorrow he'll use the lincoln bible. a lot to talk about tonight, vice president biden took the oath earlier, his residence the naval observatory. supreme court justice sonia sotomayor doing the honors there. it, too, went off without a hitch. yesterday during a surprise appearance at the iowa inaugural ball the vice president did -- well, sort of a joe biden. >> i'm proud to be president of the united states. but i'm prouder to be -- excuse me. >> a few seconds later
. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> the office of president of the united states. >> the office of president of the united states. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> preserve, protect and defend. >> preserve, protect and defend. >> the constitution of the united states. >> the constitution of the united states. >> so help you god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> thank you, mr. chief justice. thank you so much. >> congratulations. >> chief justice john roberts administering the oath. last time he fumbled the words. this time he nailed it. president obama using the family bible today. a lot to talk about tonight. vice president biden took the oath earlier at his residents. it too went off without a hitch. yesterday during a surprise appearance, the vice president sort of did a joe biden. take a look. >> i'm proud to be president of the united states but i'm prouder to be -- >> a few seconds later he corrected himself and a short time ago he spoke. the president's subject was hair. specifically michelle obama's
of the united nations, world leaders from 193 countries are gathering for the annual meeting of the general assembly. president mahmoud ahmadinejad will address the assembly on wednesday. he had some blistering words today. >> you have been condemned very vociferously in america for a comment you have said to have made, that you wanted israel to be wiped off the map, wiped off the face of the earth. there have been many different interpretations what you said. you have disputed the meaning that was then translated from the original farsi. let me give you the opportunity to say exactly what you did say and to say exactly what you did mean. >> translator: we have been condemned in the united states for many things, for having deposed a dictator with the revolution, for having sought freedom and free elections, for not allowing our oil and national treasure to leave our country freely and for having stood up to very dangerous terrorists in the region, for having stood up against saddam hussein, who enjoyed the backing of many we stood up against him and did not allow the occupation of our terr
of the united states, and will to be best of my ability preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the united states so help me god. >> congress gratulations, mr. president. >> thank you chief justice. >> last time the chief justice fumbled the words, this time he nailed it. president obama using a family bible today. tomorrow he'll use the lincoln bible. a lot to talk about tonight, vice president biden took the oath earlier, his residence the naval observatory. sonia sotomayor doing the honors there. yesterday during a surprise appearance at the iowa inaugural ball the vice president did -- well, sort of a joe biden. >> i'm proud to be president of the united states. but i'm prouder to be -- >> a few seconds ago he corrected himself. a few minutes ago, he and his wife and the president and the first lady all spoke at a celebration. the subject was hair, specifically michelle obama's new bangs. >> first of all, i love michelle obama. and to address the most significant event of this weekend, i love her bangs. she looks good. she always looks good. >> president obama just earlie
, certainly there would be dire consequences. the question is, when else is the congress of the united states going to do anything proactively about spending? they have proven definitively over the last 70 years that they cannot do it. and this has become, for better or for worse, the pivot point. the demarkation, the line in the sand, president obama says, is he not going to tolerate a debt ceiling fight but the truth is, it doesn't matter whether he's going to tolerate it or not. >> it's not for better or worse, margaret, and you know that. you know it's absolutely for worse. >> is getting our spending under control for worse, though? >> one second, one second. the idea that you would allow us to default is outrageous. and there's no way to even kind of deal with that and to argue that as a legitimate point. >> but do you think arguing that we go off the cliff might be a secure deal? >> you do have the sequester. you may have a budget. i'm not saying you don't have a fight. i'm not saying you don't have an argument. i'm just saying using the debt ceiling as a point -- >> you don't like it.
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panetta will open the door to women serving in combat units. it won't happen all at once. there will be certain limitations. for the first time in long history of american armed forces, a big door will be opening. the decision comes with plenty of women fighting and dying overseas it's important to mention. at least 130 women have been killed in iraq and afghanistan. more than 800 wounded. in a moment we'll talk to a congresswoman and iraq war veteran and look at political consequences. we start at the pentagon with our chris lawrence. this is ground breaking stuff after women flying helicopters, combat medics, assigned to submarin submarines, this is the last great barrier to come down. >> you are talking about marine recon units and special operations forces. this was sort of the big glass ceiling that had not been broken yet. you mentioned other ones. army recently opened up special ops aviation that women could be pilots and crew members on aviation flights for special operations forces. this potentially opens up nearly a quarter of a million jobs to women in the mili
out to one another in ways large and small, have begun to turn tragedy into transformation. united in grief, united in hope, united in newtown. >> 27 wooden angels in newtown, one for each victim of the massacre. but one month later, that display and most of the other memorials have been taken down. gifts sent from all over the world now preserved in a warehouse to become part of a future permanent memorial. visible reminders of the tragedy mostly gone. the community, however, is still struggling. just today, dozens of family members gathered to announce a mission to promote a national dialogue on gun violence, mental health, and school safety. for many of the families involved, it's one way to honor the loved one they lost. >> it is a sad honor to be here today. it's been one month since i lost my son dylan and 25 other families lost their loved ones. at times it feels like only yesterday, and at other times it feels as if many years have passed. you still find myself reach ing for dylan's hand to walk through a parking lot or expecting him to crawl into bed beside me for early mo
it all out. with unitedhealthcare, i get information that matters... my individual health profile. not random statistics. they even reward me for addressing my health risks. so i'm doing fine... but she's still going to give me a heart attack. we're more than 78,000 people looking out for more than 70 million americans. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. >>> so late last night congress took the tough step, that's tough for congress, that is, of voting on a tax bill that hauls the country back up the fiscal cliff. >> this is a 15-minute vote. >> and as i'm sure that you've heard by now, they waited literally until the 11th hour of the last day before the 112th congress adjourns for good. they labored and they talked and then they balked and then they talked again and then they labored some more on a bill that makes permanent the bush tax cuts for about 98% of all americans and then raises tax rates on the rest. that gavel dropped zberngs everyo again, and everyone from the president on down scrambled for about a nanosecond to make nice. >> i want to thank all the leaders o
here in the united states. it's not just about the tax breaks, it's about an educated workforce and consistent laws and regulations that's predictable. it's about not having the fear of industrial espionage. and theft of intellectual property. there's a lot of reasons to be here. but even beyond that, you have to look at this and you have to question is this the best use of the taxpayers' money. everyone has been arguing we need fundamental tax reform, eliminate the loopholes. eliminate the breaks. lower the rates, expand the base. this goes exactly the opposite direction from what everybody has been talking about. >> but you got to admit sometimes it's a great sport to attack what seems like silly spending. i remember the big argument over fruit flies and that want drew a lot of ire. in the end fruit flies ended up being something that saved researchers money. because a fruit fly dies quicker and you can study their patterns much quicker and save researchers money. so can't you see in the end some of these things that don't appear to be meritorious actually are? >> we look very
are competitive here in the united states. it's not just about the tax breaks, it's about an educated workforce and consistent laws and regulations that's predictable. it's about not having the fear of industrial esp oim pmpespion. you have to question is this the best use of the taxpayers' money. everyone has been arguing we need fundamental tax reform, eliminate the loopholes. this goes exactly the opposite direction. >> but you got to admit sometimes it's a great sport to attack what seems like silly spending. i remember the big argument over fruit flies and that want drew a lot of ire. in the end fruit flies ended up success something saved the researchers money. can you study their patterns much quicker. so can't you see in the end some of these things that don't appear to be meritorious actually are? >> we look very hard at this. we try not to make a joke out of these things because these are serious issues. in reality a lot of this is simply corporate welfare and, yes, there's issues of research in fruit flies as you're saying or one olive fruit fly research we spent money on in france b
the united states government the ability to pay these bills on time, the consequences for the entire global economy would be catastrophic, far worse than the impact of a fiscal cliff. people will remember back in 2011 the last time this course of action was threatened, our entire recovery was put at risk. consumer confidence plunged, business investment plunged, growth dropped. we can't go down that path again. and today's agreement enshrines, i think, a principle into law that will remain in place as long as i am president. the deficit needs to be reduced in way that's balanced. everyone pays their fair share. everyone does their part. that's how our economy works best. that's hough we grow. the sum total of all the budget agreements we've reached so far proves that there is a path forward that, it is possible if we focus not on our politics but what's -- but on what's right for the country. and the one thing that i think hopefully in the new year we'll focus on is seeing if we can put a package like this together with a little bit less drama, a little bit less brinksmanship, not scare the
85% of the children in the world that are killed with guns are killed in the united states? that is a sobering statistic. 85%. >> so that's what changed for you? >> yes. >> you told me before, when i said, are you angry, you said, no. it's life. do you still feel that way? >> no. >> do you get angry sometimes? >> yes, yes, yes. it's complicated. >> when it can happen to children in a classroom, it's time to say -- >> enough. >> gabby giffords was obviously one of the fortunate ones. she survived, six others died, including a 9-year-old girl named christina taylor green, who had come to see the congresswoman speak. she had just been elected to the student council. two years later, her mom, roxana is lending her voice to a campaign called, demand a plan to end gun violence. >> 21 heartbroken families lost a child in the sandy hook school shooting. i know how much it hurts. my 9-year-old daughter was murdered in the tucson shooting. i have one question for our political leaders. when will you find the courage to stand up to the gun lobby. >> that's not all she has to say. i sp
. >> i'm a united states senator, not an israeli senator, but my first interest, i take an oath of office to the constitution. not to a president. not to a party. not to israel. >> another republican senator lindsey graham said his former colleague would, quote, not most antagonistic secretary of defense towards israel in our nation's history. mr. hagel hotly disputes that, he has many defenders including those in the jewish community. hagel has apologized for the tone of his opposition in 1998 to an openly gay ambassadorial candidate. he called him openly, aggressively gay, and now calls that characterization insensitive. joining me is margaret hoover. full disclosure. you helped start a group opposed to senator hagel's nomination. what are your problems with him? >> well, which i'm actually not involved with anymore, but i understand the perspective of them. there are a lot of folks who have concerns about some of the things hagel has said in the past and that's why we'll have a full -- >> specifically about israel? >> specifically about israel, specifically about iran. it's not just wh
responsibility the united states has and it's the one thing toe-the-don't do. you're right. about bu when you're the average voter, you need to get your act together. >> but you can give the house republicans a little credit. >> i will give them credit when this passes tonight because finally they'll be getting something done. >> grover norquist holds no elected offense, no official title. he's a lobbyist, president of americans for tax reform. he's been a central figure in this and every tabs debate washington has had for 20 years. for those two decks aid, his position on taxes has been simple -- don't raise them, no time, ever, never. this time he says the senate tax deal is kind of sort of okay and that's got a lot of people somewhat confused. grover norquist johns us now. you said the voting for this deal, which increases taxes on households earning more than 450,000 annually would not violate your pledge that lawmakers make to their constituents. help our viewers understand that. lawmakers who sign that pledge promised to oppose any effort increase tax rates for individuals, for business
perhaps past statements on the pro-israel lobby. >> i'm a united states senator, not an israeli senator, i'm a united states senator. i support israel, but my first interest is, i take an oath of office to the constitution of the united states, not to a president, not to a party, not to israel. >> another republican senator lindsey graham said his former colleague would, quote, be the most antagonistic secretary of defense towards israel in our nation's history. mr. hagel hotly disputes that, he has many defenders including those in the jewish community. the defense establishment and foreign policy circles. hagel has apologized for the tone of his opposition in 1998 to an openly gay ambassadorial candidate. he called him, quote, openly aggressively gay but now calls that characterization, quote, insensitive. joining me is margaret hoover. and peter bynart, editor of the daily beast. you helped start a group opposed to senator hagel's nomination. what are your problems with him? >> well, which i'm actually not involved with anymore, but i understand the perspective of them. there are a lot
still not known to the united states. >>> now all of us have experienced the loss of a pet, but there are those teams when a pet loses an owner. that's what happened to tommy. according to the daily mail, tommy is a 7-year-old german shepherd leaiving in italy. he was adopted as a stray by a woman named marta. the two were close and tomma would accompany her on errands and when she went to church. she died two months ago, and tommy showed up without anyone bringing her to the funeral. he is so fiercely loyal to her, every day when the church bells chime, he goes to mass. he's been to mass every single day. he is quiet and sits peacefully in the front of the church. none of the other parishioners have complained and they have given tommy food and water and shelter. they have all adopted him. it's a bitter sweet story and made us think of other incredible stories of dogs refusing to leave the side of their owns and friends, even if it means putting themselves in harm's way. tonight, take a moment to hug the dog you love and remember all of the dogs that loved you, and yes, do
will open the door to women serving in combat units. now, it won't happen all at once. there will be certain limitations. but for the first time in the long history of america's armed forces a very big door will now be opening. the decision comes with plenty of women already fighting and dying overseas, it's important to mention. at least 130 women have been killed in iraq and afghanistan. more than 800 wounded. in a moment we'll talk with congresswoman and iraq war veteran tammy duckworth. we'll also explore what could be seismic partisan political consequences. we start, though, at the pentagon with our chris lawrence. this is pretty groundbreaking stuff. after women flying helicopters, handling bomb-sniffing dogs, being combat medics, getting assigned to submarines, this is really the last great barrier to come down, right? >> you're exactly right, anderson. you're talking about army infantry, marine recon units and even potentially special operations forces. this was sort of the big glass ceiling that had not been broken yet. you mentioned those other ones. the army recently opened up sp
people bring tall ladders on the mexican side and jump into the united states. not smart. they get hurt. what's more frequent, they come here where the fence ends. this fence is only on 20% of the ranch. this fence is on 80% of the ranch. all it is is a flimsy barbed wire fence. they come from mexico, hop on this fence and easily hop off. you can see there's a little ditch that's dug here so they can slide under it. and this is where many people cross into the united states. >> you just find trash everywhere. you can just take a few steps, here, it's all over. >> reporter: the big walls do keep people out. and bell says things have somewhat improved over the years but adds huge problems still exist. even if the desire was there to wall the entire border, it's impossible due to mountainous topography. >> i've actually run into smugglers, smugglers carrying weapons. i've run into kids carrying backpacks with drugs. >> reporter: you see everything? >> pretty much. >> reporter: and then there is this strange sight. dan bell actually repairs barbed wire border fence himself. he does it posta
. the national rifle association and most of the united states congress is against any sort of regulation of guns, period. i mean -- >> that is simply not true. david keen on this channel, on cnn, says he is in favor of not having people registered -- >> he wants the gun show loophole, who allows people not to go through any background check. >> then actually register anybody with a mental illness, or register people which is -- that is a nonstarter -- you can't have a data base of people who owns guns, but a data base of anybody who receives psychiatric counseling? how does that work? >> i don't think that is what it is saying, she says there is absolutely no common ground defeating the purpose of this exercise. i think the american public wants us to find common ground. you know, the nra leadership defers to nra leadership. there are reasonable americans who are responsible gun owners, like gabrielle giffords and her husband. >> name one republican. >> i just named three. >> name one republican in congress who is for any gun control today. >> some of the few -- remaining from the northeast -- >
common ground. the national rifle association and most of the united states congress is against any sort of regulation of guns period. >> that's simply not true. david king on this channel on cnn, has said he's in favor of not letting people who have mental illness be registered in this mental illness registry -- >> he wants the loophole to allow 40% of people not allowed to have it -- >> was it to register anybody with a mental illness? i mean, that's a nonstarter. you can't have a database of people on guns but you can have a database of anyone who has received psychiatric counselling? >> i don't thinks that what they'd say. you'd have to ask david king the follow-up question. to say there is absolutely no common ground is defeating the purpose of this discussion. the truth is there are reasonable americans who are gun owns are like gabby giffords and her husband and responsible gun owners who are willing to make reasonable concessions. >> name one republican member of congress who is for any form of gun control today. >> peter king is. >> from the northeast. >> and mark kirk and susan
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